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Postby Grinder53 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:52 am

Hi All.I have just bought a Bedford BRP2DZ bus Chassis number 604356. Dated 8-75. PMC body No. 203 dated 2 - 76. I need information about the braking system which seems to be an all air system operating actuators that move the brake shoes mechanically at each wheel and applying the brakes via an air valve. Thanks, Gary.
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Re: Bedford Guru search

Postby Grinder53 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm

Got this bus running and it runs just fine. Needed a damper for the fuel injector pump as it was leaking fuel from the damper. New one cost $120.00. Still no brakes. The bus has a bedford 500 cu in. motor. % speed Turner gearbox made in Australia.
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Re: Bedford Guru search

Postby ax8 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:28 pm

Here is the Bedford brakes manual, you will need to go through their online store to purchase it but it is a free download. http://www.bedfordtruckparts.co.uk/stor ... -p74154009
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Re: Bedford Guru search

Postby Grinder53 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:07 am

Thanks ax8. Manuals downloaded and were a great help. I have the brakes working. I still need to find a repair kit for the parking brake spring actuators. The piston seals leak and so the park brake will not release by air.
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Re: Bedford Guru search

Postby Grinder53 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:47 pm

Happy to report that I have successfully moved the bus to its new resting place 310 Kms away. Bus ran well. Developed a leak from power steering ram and has a fuel leak from the injector pump body. Will be researching replacement of rear brake actuator/spring handbrake units. Setting bus up for residence. It has already been adapted for living but needs a refit.
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Re: Bedford Guru search

Postby rustbucket » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:19 pm

You do know about the strength of those springs, ? If you try to take the brake chambers apart the spring can kill you, plenty have died as a result of trying this, get an expert to help you
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Re: Bedford Guru search

Postby boronia » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:42 pm

Take them to a brake specialist, with the equipment to service them.
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